ART SCIENCE & COCKTAILS

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Dangerous Futures Evening Program
@Dokkhuset, Saturday May 5, 2018
Curator and moderator: Hege Tapio  /  Co-curator: Zane Cerpina

SPEAKERS: BORIS DEBACKERE / KIRSTY KROSS / MELISSA E. LOGAN / ALEXANDRA MURRAY-LESLIE / CHICKS ON SPEED

And having raised humanity above beastly level of survival struggles, we will now aim to upgrade humans into gods, and turn Homo sapiens into Homo deus. 

- Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Art Science & Cocktails are a social event series initiated by i/o/lab and curator Hege Tapio. The concept seeks to create a mingling opportunity for researchers, artists, students and other interested. During these events, scientific and artistic inspirations are presented as short talks while exquisite cocktails are served on the side.

Art Science & Cocktails : Dangerous Edition is the closing event of the Dangerous Futures Conference and a wrap-up of the two month long Meta.Morf Biennale 2018.

This dangerous edition takes its inspiration from Yuval Noah Harari’s suggestions for “the next human agenda”, - that according to the writer are: immortality, happiness and divinity. And if fighting the wars and hunger are really no more on the top of the humanity’s to-do list, what should art and artists focus on? Let's find out from the invited speakers - what’s on our agenda today?

How desperate are we to find happiness and what is the cost of it? How are the personal agendas and even the physical human bodies shaped by cultural and social trends and fashion? Can we reach our set goals just by drinking cocktails and doing nothing while trusting algorithms to diminish our troubles?

The talks will discuss these topics - shaped as interventions and explorations of the dangerous futures. The presentations will be mixed with short screenings of the most dangerous questions posed by various contributors. A selection of unique cocktail recipes will be created, adding some daring explorations for the evening.

The culmination of the event will be a life performance by Chicks on Speed : “I wear my performance…Chicks on Speed Live”.

 
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Zane Cerpina